Artist possibly German
Artist possibly English
  • Virgin as Queen of Heaven
Date between 1510 and 1525
Medium Pot metal, white glass, vitreous paint, silver stain
Dimensions Framed: 75 13/16 × 25 7/8 × 2 3/4 inches (192.5 × 65.7 × 7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Edsel B. Ford
Accession Number 58.94
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, above Virgin's halo: REGINA.CELORVM.ORA.PRO
until 1799, Stoke Poges Manor (Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England);
Saint Giles Church (Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England);
Col. Shaw, Stoke Poges Manor (Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England);
May 16, 1929, Col. Shaw sale (Sotheby & Co., London, England), lot 49b;
(Lionel Harris, Spanish Art Gallery, London, England);
1929, (French & Co., New York, New York, USA);
William Randolph Hearst [1863-1951] (New York, New York, USA);
August 16, 1943, Hearst sale (Gimbel Brothers, New York, New York, USA), no. 66-1 through 66-8 [bought in];
William Randolph, The Hearst Foundation (New York, New York, USA);
Eleanor Clay Ford;
1958-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Lipscomb, George. The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham, IV. London, 1847.

"Early Stained Glass, Fine Antique Rugs and Carpets, Woodwork and Carvings, and Valuable Old English and French Furniture, etc." Sales cat., Sotheby &Co. London, 1929, lot 49b.

Art Objects and Furnishings from the William Randolph Hearst Collection: Catalogue Raisonne Comprising Illustrations of Representative Works Together with Comprehensive Descriptions of Bokks, Autographs and Manuscripts, and Complete Index. New York: Publishers Printing Co., 1941.

Caviness, Madeline H., ed. Medieval and Renaissance Stained Glass from New England Collections. Exh. cat., Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University. April 25- June 10, 1978, p. 79.

Raguin, V.C. Northern Renaissance Stained Glass: Continuity and Transformations. Exh. cat. Worcester, 1987, p. 70 [listed as comparative objects under cat. 29].

Stained Glass before 1700 in American Collections: Mid-Western and Western States (Corpus Vitrearum Checklist III). Studies in the History of Art, vol. 28. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1989, p. 161, (ill B), p. 162 [with bibliography].

Raguin, V.C. "Three German Saints and a Taste for German Expressionism: Valentiner at the Detroit Institute of Arts," Gesta 37, no. 2 (1998): p. 244.

Raguin, V.C., and Helen J. Zakin. Corpus Vitrearum United States of America Part VII: Stained Glass before 1700 in the Collections of the Midwest States, vol. I. London, 2001, pp. 201-205, 207, [for further bibliography p. 205].

You, Yao-Fen. “New Observations Concerning the Stoke Poges Windows,” Revista de História da Arte 3 (2015): pp. 153–164.